In a nut shell- There are many genetic differences that can effect many different health issues, and all body systems. It makes you who you are, hair color, build, what foods you might get more benefit from ect.
Many of the rare diseases children are born with are a direct result of "genetic mishaps"- I've been gene tested for many (hundreds) of genetic muscle disorders at a specialty clinic/hospital.
Some gene disorders do not make a direct influence all alone since there can be many genes that contribute to how a specific organ or "body system" works....or doesn't work. In some cases the gene or missing gene just raises probability of something not working right and possibly needs a body under stress or illness to "flip" the gene starting or contributing to an issue.
***There are genes for everything, yes, including your immune system.
***Is there a gene said to be widley know for lyme disease? Not at this time.
I would not get to worried about
it, but it can help in some health mysteries and even conventional medicine uses these (as stated above) in diagnosing diseases and issues. Not its not smoke and mirrors, but much of it is still a mystery.
The easiest way to do this is the 23andme test which is very gogglable" and popular today. There are other consumer available gene tests out also in recent years. You get raw data from these and then download to a genetic decoder of your choice. This is all changing and advancing so there is a lot more than what I did a few years ago.
You can goggle many gene test posts on this forum too.
Initial lyme symptoms in late 80's, again with bullseye early 90's. Started ABX 2014, ended in Jan 2016. Flares ended after. Lyme "B gone" as far as I can tell (Cured?). Now: Healing the aftermath-Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles and still improving nutrition and immune via better gut health. + 20 years of Hashimoto might now be improving.
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